(Closed) White plastic chairs for the ceremony…tacky or acceptable? Chair DILEMMA

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Plastic ceremony chairs to seat all guests or more expensive resin chairs to seat 1/2 of the guests?
    Seat all guest with cheap plastic chairs : (60 votes)
    100 %
    Seat half guest in nice chairs and have half of the guests stand : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I never really pay attention to what the chairs look like… as long as they are not those gymnasium taupe metal foldout chairs, I think the the cheaper option will look fine!!

    Post # 4
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s a tie! Not sitting everyone is super rude but ugly ass chairs just kill the vibe for me. If you can live with the chairs then go for it. But I’d look into cutting cost elsewhere to rent the chairs. I’m sure some bees will disagree & say it’s a waste of money (it totally is) but those plastic chairs are just plain tacky. 

    Post # 5
    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @beautifullyboheamian:  everyone should have a chair. No one cares what they look like as long as they have a place to sit. 

    Post # 6
    491 posts
    Helper bee

    How long is your ceremony going to be?


    I think if its fairly short 70 seats would be fine, I don’t think I would necessarily cut it by family/not family though. Maybe just have someone sort of spread the word that some people will have to stand, that way people who might feel uncomfortable/incapable of standing can sit without feel like they are breaking the rules. 

    Post # 7
    11435 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Unfortunately, I think you have to provide seating for all of your guests. 

    Post # 8
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Just get the plastic chairs. You can spruce them up and no one will notice. Honestly. They’ll be sittin in them an hour max.

    Post # 9
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think the plastic chairs are a huge deal.  I had them, and thought they were just fine.

    Post # 10
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    once people are sitting down youll barely see the chairs in photos. i personally think guests standing/milling around looks messy and doesnt make for nice photos

    and i think its a bit off only seating your families. people will be offended

    Post # 11
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Do you have pics? I’ve seen some plastic chairs that were just fine, and some that were……somewhat less so.

    Post # 14
    7658 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @beautifullyboheamian:  Perfectly fine for an outdoor wedding in my opinion.

    I don’t like the idea of seating family and letting friends stand! It is ok, though, to only have limited seating for older / pregnant guests, especially if it’s a short ceremony. I’ve been to at least 3 outdoor weddings like that.

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